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What a big surprise.

Posted in Random Stuff, Triathlon with tags , , , , , , , on May 20, 2010 by brianestover

Or as Gomer Pyle would say Surprise surprise.

Surprised that Floyd Landis admits to doping during most of his career. Only naive people think the upper echelon of endurance sports are totally clean. And yes, I’m talking about triathlon as well. It was after all the sport with the most positive but thanks to a Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE) not positive tests a few years ago.

But endurance sports aren’t the only dirty sports. Track and Field, especially the field part. I personally know two field people who have been popped for drug use over the years. The NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and any other league has people using.

So if you are surprised, I’m surprised by that.

F you UCI

Posted in Triathlon with tags , , , , , , , on February 22, 2010 by brianestover

Thanks for screwing things up (again). You’ve ruined my great plans for new aerobars. All because you can’t get out of your own way while putting arbitrary, at least in my opinion, length x width rules in place. The stupid 3:1 rule. Now the people who make the handlebars I was going to get don’t make them anymore. So instead I’m going to end up with some aero bars that aren’t as aero. Maybe they should be called semi-aero bars instead. Or I could spend 25% more and get aero bars that are as aero. And if I do, I’m showing up at my local time trials and beating down some UCI approved aerobar aerobar riders. I’m a triathlete after all. Rules? I don’t care about no stinking rules.

Rider positions, frame design, aerobar design, frame shapes, they shived the Shiv, took the drink right off the P4, and on and on. Jean Wuthier is an idiot and the UCI can’t even interpret their rules consistently. The UCI would rather have people go slow them come up with ways to make a bike faster. Everyone wants to go faster. Faster riders, setting records draw more media attention and fans. Fans buy more stuff. It’s a positive feedback loop. By their own rules, anything shaped faster then the slowest shape you can design should be illegal.

Maybe I’m just po’d that the great idea I had to put on new aero bars got foiled by some dummies in Switzerland.

On a side note, I tagged a previous post with the word porn. Seems lots of people surf wordpress blogs for that word. I got a ton of hits off that key word. So many in fact, I’m tagging every post with the word porn.
Hell yeah, I’m whoring my blog out!